UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize

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The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize was created by the Government of the Republic of Korea in 1989. The Prize honours the outstanding contribution made to literacy by Sejong the Great (1397 - 1418/1450) who created the Korean alphabet Hangul.

The prize (consisting of a sum of US$20,000, a silver medal and a certificate) "rewards the activities of governments or governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) displaying merit and achieving particularly effective results in contributing to the promotion of literacy. It gives special consideration to the use and dissemination of mother-tongue languages in developing countries."

Recent Laureates[edit]

2013

  • Mother Tongue Literacy in the Guera Region programme, Federation of Associations for the Promotion of Guera Languages - Chad
  • Saakshar Bharat (Literate India) Mission, National Literacy Mission Authority, Ministry of Human Resource Development - India

2012

  • Directorate of Community Education Development - Indonesia
  • National Adult Literacy Programme, Pentecostal Church - Rwanda
  • Honourable Mention: Directorate of Literacy and Adult Education - Niger

2011

  • National Literacy Service - Burundi
  • National Institute for the Education of Adults - Mexico
  • Honourable Mention: City Literacy Coordinating Council, Tagum City - Philippines

2010

  • Virtual Assisted Literacy Programme, The North Catholic University Foundation, Antioquia - Colombia
  • General Directrate of Adult Training - Cape Verde
  • Family Literacy Project (FLY) - Hambourg

2009

2008

  • People's Action Forum, Reflect and HIV/AIDS - Zambia
  • Honourable Mention: BBC-RAW (Reading and Writing) - UK

2007

2006

  • Youth and Adult Literacy and Education Chair of the Latin American and Caribbean Pedagogical Institute of the Republic of Cuba (IPLAC) - Cuba
  • Mother Child Education Foundation - Turkey

2005

  • AULA Cultural Association - Spain
  • GOAL Sudan - Sudan

2004

  • Alfabetização Solidária (AlfaSol)] - Brazil
  • The Steering Group of Literacy Education in Qinghai Province - China

2003

  • Tembaletu Community Education Centre - South Africa
  • International Reflect Circle (CIRAC)

2002

  • Regional Centre for Adult Education (ASFEC) - Egypt
  • Bunyad Literacy Community Council (BLCC) - Pakistan

2001

  • Tianshui Education Commission, Gansu Province - China
  • Alfatitbonit/Alfa Desalin Project - Haiti

2000

  • Juvenile Education - Iraq
  • National Literacy and Basic Education Directorate - Senegal

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